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is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old
in which a vietnam war veteran has been holding a five- year-old lawyer hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday -- five- year-old little boy hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday. yesterday, law enforcement officials raided the bunker. >> a 7-day standoff came to an abrupt end when the fbi stormed an underground bunker here in rural alabama. officers raided the bunker and rescued the boy within seconds after negotiations with his captor, jimmy lee dykes, broke down. dykes was confirmed dead, though no details were given. the boy known only as ethan was described as physically unharmed and taken to a local hospital. ethan's ordeal began last tuesday when dykes boarded his school bus and demanded two boys between the ages of six and eight. the driver, chuck poland, blocked his path and was shot dead. dykes then grabbed ethan. the 65-year-old vietnam veteran was described by neighbors as an angry man.he patrolled his property with a gun. he was facing a court case for threatening neighbors. he was said by one to have beaten her dog to death. dur
information. we know that this line of communication with jimmy lee dykes has been opened overnight. we know that the temperatures overnight have been below freezing for the first time so, that has been the greatest worry for the safety of this boy. but, again, a news conference is scheduled to start in just about five minutes. if you see me look off to my left just about probably 40, 50 feet from me is where this news conference will happen. of course we'll bring you updates as they come in. miguel? >> what have you learned, victor, about how this 5-year-old is holding up right now? >> reporter: well, i can tell you up with of the things that has been reported over the past couple days is that he has been heard crying. and that originated from a comment from the mayor of midland city, virgil skipper. so i spoke with him this morning about if he, indeed, heard the boy crying himself. so i said, have you been to the bunker? she said no, i haven't been past the barrier. did you speak with someone who heard the boy crying i asked him. he said no one told me that specifically. so that was specul
. jimmy lee dykes has not surre surrendersurren surrendered. >>> now, governor rick perry has taken a stand. what he said might surprise you. >>> and the moment is almost here, nope. not the super bowl, new york's fashion week. we'll have a preview. >>> it is sunday, february 3rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on y
any question as to what happened. they only informed us that the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased
-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased. >> the standoff began tuesday afternoon, nearly 7 days ago in the late afternoon. a gun
, the communications with jimmy lee dykes became agitated. he continued to talk, but as it went on and on, he became less willing to negotiate, we heard from alabama state police this morning. then they noticed he had a gun, how, i will leave that to chris. but they said when you add the agitation with this weapon, they from the sources we have spoken with, said it came down to three options, either he was going to shoot himself, he was going to shoot himself and ethan, or he was going to do something to force them to come in and shoot him. so they decided at about 3:00 local time, 4:00 eastern yesterday, they had to go in. they pulled him out. we know that jimmy lee dykes was dead when it was all over. >> all right. hold for a second, victor. i want to bring in chris lawrence. with this pentagon connection, chris, it's unbelievable to see how high up the chain the help came from. the defense secretary himself offering help. can you list out for us as best you can knowing we still have a lot of information to come, what kind of gear did the pentagon provide to help those authorities on the ground? >
is in midland city this morning. so, are police still in contact with jimmy lee dykes? the man who grabbed the little boy? >> they are and they have been constantly. we're told by one of the special agents with the fbi on scene that the line of communication is open 24 hours a day and they're ready to speak with jimmy lee dykes whenever he's ready to speak with them. the sheriff of dale county is also using the media to communicate with mr. dykes. he said during a news conference that he wants to thank mr. dykes to deliver medication and color books and potato chips. he thanks mr. dykes for taking care of our boy. communication on the other side, outside of that bunker. we're told that the parent of this 5-year-old boy, ethan, are getting updates around the clock every hour on the hour, randi. >> how is the community holding up? certainly you can imagine when the media descends there, they can't enjoy being on national tv all the time, certainly over a case like this. >> well, i can tell you, we haven't met that yet. they want this story to get out. someone here in town has set up a twitte
that's been going on. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him. although it's very complex. we tried to make a safe environ
: investigators say they are continually negotiating with jimmy lee dykes, the man that they say shot pollen. >> they are showing that they have the patients necessary. >> reporter: the remainder of midland city hoping and praying for the safe return of a 5-year- old boy dykes is holding hostage. >> he is coming out. we don't know when and we won't ever know why we were faced with this as a community, as a whole. >> reporter: negotiators say the suspect is continually allowing these investigators, the fbi negotiators to delivery temperatures to the little boy including toys, food and much needed medicine. maureen? >> do you know anything more about jimmy lee dykes background? anything about what may have triggered him to shoot the bus driver then take the boy hostage. >> right, the motive, those are the questions we don't have answers to. we are learning more about the history, where he was in the service. he was decorated. since had run-ins with the law and people here describe him in negative terms as paranoid a survivalist, antigovernment type. no motive at this point. i spoke to the sher
in an underground bunker. this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. we're starting to hear why he may have killed a bus driver earlier this week but we still don't know why he grabbed a child from that bus. victor blackwell. good morning again. how are investigators actually communicating with this guy in the bunker? >> reporter: good morning, randi. this is really bizarre. however sophisticated setup. we have an animation based on what a neighbor tells us this bunker look like. there is a pvc pipe that goes from the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes property that goes all the way to this bunker past the mobile home, past the red container, next to his home. through that, they are communicating. it's just as important to mention what authorities do not want to communicate to jimmy lee dykes. they have said to the media several times not to show live tactics, anything that they're doing as they approach the home. they have also not given us many details because they don't want to acknowledge at a time taat a acknowledge at a time d -- agitate dykes. there would be no other reason not to give details
on this compound. >> the fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspect jimmy lee dykes became more agitated. authorities aren't releasing details but the former assistant director federal government fbi says dykes allowed food and toys to be delivered giving the agents the chance to use a flash-bang device before raiding the bunker. the boy appears to be doing well. >>> some parents in an east bay school district want the superintendent fired. there is an online petition in the brentwood unified school district calling for the removal. a teacher was accused of child abuse involving a 5-year-old autistic child. >>> how about weather and traffic? lawrence is here to tell us about a wee bit of rain. >> it would be nice to see rain make a return to the bay area. >> not today. looks like just some clouds out there right now. low clouds have swept onshore this morning, going to be slow to break up. really by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies. out over the bay you can see some of the clouds up above the bay bridge. the temperatures as a result not quite as
is safe and in good spirits at a hospital. >> the suspect jimmy lee dykes is dead after fbi agents stormed his bunker. we have the details. >> good morning ainsley. good morning heather. a community breathing a sigh of relief as the little 5-year-old boy has been freed from the hands of this suspect jimmy lee dykes. they told us he was in eminent danger. the constant communication between the suspect and negotiators was beginning to deteriorate. it is unclear how but they confirmed he was holding a gun and the situation was becoming tense. remained so after the incident because last night they continued to sweep his property and check for buried bombs as the boy was taken to the local . he is laughing, joking, playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he is very brave. he is very lucky and the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> we were at the hospital last night and spoke to fbi officials on the scene. they told us he was safe and he was okay. they released no details about his condition. what we all know is that littl
using to communicate with jimmy lee dykes. these pictures are coming as we learn new details about the daring rescue operation. martin savidge is "outfront" with the story. >> reporter: for days, as the command center and a nearby church continued to grow, authorities remain in constant communication with jimmy lee dykes, speaking to him over a telephone in his bunker. a law enforcement source characterized dykes as contentious the entire time. despite that, dykes allowed authorities to deliver what were called comfort items through a hatch. >> he allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. >> reporter: dykes was said to be caring for the boy, providing an electric heater and blankets to keep him warm, leaving authorities to take the unusual step of thanking the boy's kidnapper. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: all seemed well until sunday afternoon, when negotiators noticed a change in dykes' demeanor. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated. >> reporter: according to law enforcement sources on the scene, authorities used
are following tonight, a hostage crisis in alabama now on day five. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is in constant communication with police, as he continues to hold a 5-year-old boy in his underground shelter. fox's craig boswell is live from midland city, alabama with the latest. >> reporter: maureen, good evening to you. investigators have listed items, including a heater and blankets and also toys provided to the boy in the bunker. those were new items. they also had a message for the alleged kidnapper. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's, that's very important. >> reporter: investigators say alleged alabama gunman and kidnapper jimmy jimmy lee dykes is allowing food, warmth, toys and medicine to a 5-year- old boy he's been holding in a bunker tuesday since. as of now, the suspect is showing no signs of giving in. a day after the schoolbus was towed away as evidence, more stories are being told about the bus driver, charles poland, jr. >> surely this man died an american hero. >> the laughter and the love he had for kids, somebody would lay their life down. that's a h
-old in that bunker with jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley. she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for mr. poland today. police have not saying much about the kidnapping itself. what is the latest there? >> they have not said much about the kidnapping itself. there was a news conference very brief and the sheriff said this is a tough day for our family speaking about the funeral of charles poland. we do know that they are in constant communication and that line is open with jimmy lee dykes. also, we are are told that there is a possibility that more of those comfort items, the toys and games and coloring books, food and even the medication that needs to be delivered to that bunker, that could be delivered today. miguel? >
to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birt
was up. >> just to belabor the point, they who killed him as opposed to jimmy lee dykes killing himself? >> that point, erin, is a good one, but it has not been fully clarified. we believe that is the way it went down. we're expecting a further update tonight, where they will go into details and take questions. we also note there were some assets of the u.s. military that were brought to bare. leon panetta personally approved the use of special equipment that apparently could be used like, say, for detecting ieds overseas. it was allowed to be used here. there were soldiers here. soldiers only used to operate the equipment, not in any way to go in with law enforcement. >> how unusual is that, martin, that leon panetta of the defense department, that's the highest level of the american military system, would be volved in this? >> that's extremely usual, you're right, erin. there were also reports of unmanned surveillance, drones, that have been used. that hasn't been concerned. but it gives you a sense there was from the highest levels a very strong commitment and feeling of sympathy for
can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know thatsd going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism. that he really could have some psychological challenges to deal with. what do you know, martin, about how this rescue happened. why it happened today, and not three days ago? >> yeah, well, i guess the reason that authorities said to us is they noted in the last 24 hours, there had been a brackdown in the attitude of mr. dykes. they had been in constant contact, but they noticed he had deteriorated. they also s
of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that little boy is celebrating a very big day tomorrow. i can't imagine what this has been like for his parents. are there any reports on how he's doing, how he's holding up at this point? >> he's doing very well. he's home or in the hospital with his mother on the eve of his 6th birthday. we are seeing the community come together. they are all signing birthday cards. the vigils we have seen nightly have turned into celebrations. >> it's been really hard on the comm
-year-old jimmy lee dykes was shot when authorities stormed the underground bunker where he was keeping this child. folks in the area say they are very happy this little boy is okay. >> we prayed for him to come out strong and safe and for his mother to wrap her arms around him and for him to know we have been praying. and it's unbelievable the support that this town has thrown in for this. >> relief was my first thought. everyone i have spoken to, just a tremendous feeling of relief. martha: i breathed a huge sigh of relief when i saw this little boy was released safely. here is congresswoman martha robey who represents the district where the little boy was taken. thank god this child is okay. what have we learned from this and was is your reaction to this mission this morning? >> let me say first to ethan and his mother and all of his family how relieved we are. i'm a mom. i have two small children. and i can just say beyond representing this district, more from the standpoint of a a mom, i can't imagine the anguish this family has gone through. and i would say to mr. poland's family,
as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, a man who has been in trouble with the law before on charges he fired a gun at a neighbor. the boy is on medication and is said to have special needs. >> at this time, we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police have been in contact with the gunman using a pvc pipe to communicate through. and late today made this heartbreaking request. >> pray. pray. j >> reporter: we are told that this could be a slow process. >> we've got an old saying to use delay in order to save time. the more patient approach they take, the less likely they are to make mistakes, to move the slowly, to get it right, to communicate properly, and slowly and gently unravel this. >> reporter: he says rushing the bunker is the very last resort, especially in a case where the hostage taker may have planned the crime in advance. >> as long as they're talking, as long as they have some sort of dialogue and he's indicated that he's open to talking, then they know that there's the possibility of getting him to come out and getting the child out. >> report
negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday afternoon when dykes allegedly boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random children. when the bus driver refused, police say, dykes shot and killed him and made off with a boy named ethan who has a mild form of autism. >> he considered them his children. i know that's the reason why my dad took those shots is for his children just like he would do for me and my sister. >> reporter: every night there are
was taken last week from his school bus after it and jimmy lee dykes held the boy in a bunker after a week. never say he was a missing person with anti-government use. the u.s. and france have agreed that military operations in mali should be handed over to united nations mission as soon as possible. french forces entered northern mali three weeks ago, launching aerial strikes against islamic militants. today, the french president held talks with american vice- president joe biden in paris. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has volunteered to become the first person sent into space by his country's fledgling space program. he made the offer during an address to sciences a week after it ran successfully sent a monkey into orbit. corruption on a scale never previously seen. that is help police in europe are describing a match fixing scheme involving up to 700 football games around the globe. more than half of those were in europe and now the very integrity of the sport is being questioned. our correspondent tim frank has the details. >> the global game is at risk from a global crime netw
in a bunker for a week is now back with his mother and is ok. negotiations with a suspect jimmy lee dykes deteriorated and he was seen holding a gun. he was killed. if it's not clear how. he kidnapped the little boy last week after he shot and killed a school bus driver. the child's 6th birthday is tomorrow. >> firefighters taken to hospital after raging fire in a baltimore neighborhood that started monday night at a lumber warehouse in the northwest part of the city. firefighters were ordered to leave the building. the walls collapsed suddenly. that left five firefighters trapped. there were rescued and taken to the hospital. people who live and work nearby say they were frightened by what they saw. >> we were scared to death. we were so scared when they said drop what you are doing and get out of here now. we are told firefighters suffered only minor injuries. there's no word on what exactly is sparked a fire. >> we are getting an early and look inside the family center at fort belvoir. it is considered the largest center in the organization uso's history. it will support the wounded t
to a hospital where he's been reunited with his mother. >> jimmy lee dykes is dead. >> happy, relieved, and hallelujah. >> senator bon menendez answered tough questions about allegations of improper travel and parties with prostitutes. >> it's amazing to me. so the bottom line is all of these sneers are false. that's the bottom line. >> the u.s. filed a civil lawsuit against s&p 500 over alleged wrongdoing that fueled the financial crisis. >> after 28 years on capitol hill, john kerry arrived for work at the state department. kerry was sworn in as secretary on friday. >> as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> a massive fire at a lumberyard. firefighters were hurt. >> the daredevil and list of tall buildings he's climbed -- >> all that -- >> 99.99% of gunners in america are wonderful people. would you leave us the [ bleep ] alone? >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. [ applause ] >> i made jokes about you, but -- [ laughter ] >> and all that matters -- >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worry good a po
. >> a weird story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of shooting. >>> nor on the killing of a former navy s.e.a.l. the suspect is now suicide watch. here's ryan owe whens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris was such a good shot, he hit a target a mile way. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase. they say he turned the gun on kyle and a friend, murdering them both. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployment, won seven med dallas of bravery and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in military history. >> i love the job, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: on the home front, he became a best-selling author. in hi
jimmie lee dykes broke down. officials are not releasing any details on the rate but they say he was shot and killed. police and family of a boy named ethan are just glad he is safe. >> he is happy to be home. he is very excited. like a said, he is happy to be home. and he looks good. he looks good. >> ethan's six birthday is tomorrow. the investigators have many days of work still ahead of them at the crime scene. >> a push for gun control -- reveals january was the second highest month on record for gun background checks, according to the fbi. more than 2.4 million background checks will profit -- process through the national and state from a back road test -- check system and december was the number one record-setting month with 2.7 million. that was after the deadly shooting in the town bank, connecticut. >> and the risk of a national financial crisis the federal government is accusing standard and poor's of civil fraud. the government said the rating agency gave high marks to risky mortgage bonds and that helped bring on the financial crisis. it says s&p misled investors and ignore
alabama is now a week old today. vietnam jimmy lee dykes now an alleged murderer remained holed up with a 5-year-old he took. >> the flag-dragged coffin carrying the 66-year-old bus driver where family and friends gathered to say good-bye. he was shot several times and killed before the gunman abducted the 5-year-old boy from the bus hchl e's been holding the 5-year-old in a bunker since tuesday. an escort of buses followed him to his final resting place. the school superintendent read letters from the children who rode his bus. poland was also a sunday school teacher. a cousin told me poland and his wife loved being around children. >> he always loved kids. it's not surprising he did what he did. >> reporter: after poland laid to rest people gathered in the city for a prayer vigil. they've been coming here every night hoping the standoff ends peacefully. they continue to speak to him through a ventilation pipe. on sunday they used the pipe to deliver items that the boy requested includes cheez-its and red hotwheels cars. investigators say dykes is making the boy as comfortable as
. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> reporter: when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. while dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mom got the frantic
in midland, alabama with a 65-year-old survivalist named jimmy lee dykes still who willing the five-year-old autistic child hostage in the underground bunker. on day five of this bizarre kidnapping jonathan serrie s on location. authorities just canceled the news conference they planned for right now. any idea why? >> authorities issued a written statement by e-mail saying that they simply did not have any new information to brief. so they canceled the in person briefing that they have been having every night often appearing before the cameras only to say that there is no information to rehe lease. instead, sending out the written statement to news organizations by e-mail, geraldo. >> geraldo: are they still in touch with dykes as far as you know? >> they are, indeed. that was one of the pieces of information that they did release in the written statement tonight say they are maintaining a line of communication 24 hours a day for any time the suspect wants to talk. that line of communication comes in the form of a pvc pipe that serves as an air vent from the surface down into that u
and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean say
by the superintendent of school district where he worked. poland was driving the bus last week but jimmy lee dykes boarded it and demanded two children. he blocked him from reaching those little ones when he was shot several times. the local sheriff kept his remarks focused on poland. >> today is going to be a sad day for our family. please give them the peace to be able to do what they need to do in their time of mourning. >> we are live in midland city alabama. so much heartache in that community tonight. >> indeed. this bus driver was so well loved by people who knew him and strangers have grown to respect him because of his heroics on that school bus on tuesday. by all accounts charles poland loves his job and passengers. on hot days he provided cold water. on holidays he provided gifts and last tuesday he gave his life to protect the students who road his bus. >> he put his life before his kids that were on the bus, i think that's one of the biggest thing you can remember him for being a hero and saving those other kids. >> after the service poland's funeral procession was led by members of t
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